Hofner Club Bass 500/2
MINT w/case $1449.00 (retail=$2997.00)
$1449.00 with free shipping in the ContUSA SOLD!
This listing is for a genuine German-made Hofner Club Bass in mint condition. I looked it over and cannot find a single scratch on it. It was the second one made in 2004, but it has never been played and has not even had the (included) extra strap button installed (on the heel of the neck). The neck is straight and the action is very low. I did plug it in to test it and it plays and sounds incredible. it comes with its original aluminum hardshell case, also in perfect condition. It has a beautiful "fiddle-back' flamed maple back (with no chevron!), maple sides and neck with a very tight grained solid spruce top.
These basses retail for almost $3,000.00 and sell for $2,100.00 from Musician's Friend etc., but you can get this one for less than half of retail! No modifications or repairs have been done to this fine instrument. I currently have three other vintage (60's) Hofners and this one plays and sounds as good or better than any of them but having so many right now, its time for me to let this one go.
Here's what the Hofner website says about them:
A re-creation of the revered original.
In 1956, Walter Hofner had an idea for an amplified semi-acoustic bass. When it was brought to life, his idea resulted in a bass with a warm, woody, double-bass-like amplified tone. Many players revere Hofner basses for their historical significance as well as for their smooth, sweet sound and playing ease that eludes most ordinary basses.
Because the original bass guitar had become so scarce and expensive, popular demand compelled Hofner to re-create the Club Bass 500/2. The new Hofner 500/2 Club Bass shares the feel, tone, and many features of the Hofner Vintage '63 but with a more traditional guitar body profile and a single cutaway.
Hofner 500/2 Club Bass Guitar Specifications:
Scale: 30" (76cm)
Neck width at nut: 1-5/8" (42mm)
Hofner 500/2 Club Bass Guitar Features:
Select German spruce top, back and sides from flamed maple
22-fret bound rosewood fretboard
Machine heads: Hofner 61/73B (4 individual)
Hofner 72/20B ebony bridge with movable saddles
Hofner 62/30 trapeze brass tailpiece
Hofner 65/CB-P floating celluloid pearl pickguard
2 Hofner 511B "Staple" humbuckers
Hofner A2-B control panel with 2 volume controls, 2 on/off switches, and rhythm/solo switch for volume boost
Antique-brown sunburst finish
Hofner 500/2 Club Bass Guitar Includes:
Aluminum Bullet hardshell case
Thanks for looking!